UBA Surveys

Small employers are keeping pace with the average employer offering health benefits, and are doing a better job of containing costs.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 4:00 am
Health care costs continue to rise, so employers continue to use cost savings tools like HRAs and HSAs, to provide affordable benefits to their employees.
Posted: May 11, 2017, 4:00 am
Employer-sponsored health insurance is greatly affected by geographic region, industry, and employer size.
Posted: March 8, 2017, 4:00 am
Workplace wellness programs are under the spotlight as new regulations change the legality of components and what information can and can’t be collected.
Posted: March 8, 2017, 4:00 am
Among employer-sponsored health insurance plans, consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) continue to increase in popularity even though they are offering less savings than a year ago, according to the 2016 Health Plan Survey from United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s largest independent survey of employer-sponsored benefits.
Posted: March 8, 2017, 4:00 am
Overall, employer costs remained consistent because they are passing more and more of their increases on to employees.
Posted: August 23, 2016, 4:00 am
While recent survey data shows that, on average, employers are decreasing the amount they’re willing to contribute to employee Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), there are some industries that have not seen such trends.
Posted: April 16, 2015, 4:00 am
Employer health savings account (HSA) funding strategies have changed in recent years in response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its impact on employer-sponsored health insurance plans.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 4:00 am
The New York Times recently stirred up a media firestorm when it reported about Harvard University professors who were lambasting the health care increases they were facing this year.
Posted: January 20, 2015, 4:00 am
Many employers benchmark their health plans against other employers with the same carrier or using nationally available data. But the benchmarking best practice is to compare your plan with others based on plan type, region, employee size, and industry.
Posted: January 8, 2015, 4:00 am
Since 2005, United Benefit Advisors® (UBA) has surveyed thousands of employers across the nation regarding their health plan offerings, their ongoing plan decisions in the face of significant legislative and marketplace changes, and the impact of these changes on their employees and businesses.
Posted: December 2, 2014, 4:00 am
The 2014 UBA Benefit Opinions Survey provides employers who participate with critical data that allow them to compare their attitudes and strategies regarding employer-provided health care with those of their peers and competitors.
Posted: March 23, 2014, 4:00 am
UBA released the first installment of its deliverables from the 2013 Ancillary Products Survey on Nov. 25. Thank you for all your efforts to make our first biannual national Ancillary Products Survey such a remarkable success!
Posted: December 4, 2013, 4:00 am
UBA has released its 2013 Health Plan Survey. The purpose of the survey is to provide employers with comparative data regarding plan costs, employee contributions and plan designs that will allow them to benchmark their plan against those of similar employers.
Posted: September 3, 2013, 4:00 am
The validation process has been completed, and we have final totals for the 2013 UBA Health Plan Survey responses: 10,551 companies with 16,928 health plans are included in this year's database. Congratulations to everyone for all your efforts!
Posted: August 22, 2013, 4:00 am
A short time remains to get your data entered in order to guarantee that the survey continues to be one of the most valuable assets that differentiates you from your competition.
Posted: June 13, 2013, 4:00 am
Employers have a new opportunity to offer increased value through ancillary benefits -- an area expected to grow substantially in the coming years.
Posted: March 29, 2013, 4:00 am
Nationally, consumer-driven health plans are not achieving long-term savings greater than what would be reached by raising the deductible on traditional PPOs, although some regions are seeing better results, according to the 2012 UBA Health Plan Survey.
Posted: March 6, 2013, 4:00 am
Employers may or may not be looking to attract new employees in today's economy, but they certainly need to retain the good ones they have. Benchmarking play a key role in that effort.
Posted: November 16, 2012, 4:00 am
A close look at new health plan data shows that of all health plans in the Northeast, 33.6 percent have no single deductible, compared with just 8.4 percent and 4.1 percent in the Southeast and Central regions, respectively.
Posted: November 13, 2012, 4:00 am
The 2012 UBA Health Plan Survey - the nation's largest - reveals a shift in consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs).
Posted: September 12, 2012, 4:00 am
The number of consumer-driven health plans continued to climb in 2011, but at a slower rate than previous years, according to a new United Benefit Advisors survey.
Posted: August 23, 2011, 4:00 am
Despite concerns about the impact of rising health care costs on their businesses and employees, only one in six employers (16.3 percent) say they favor a federally tax-funded universal health care system, according to the 2011 UBA Benefit Opinions Survey.
Posted: June 9, 2011, 4:00 am
Only one in six employers favor a universal health care system funded by tax dollars.
Posted: April 22, 2011, 4:00 am
The nation's largest health plan survey cites significant health plan cost disparity between states, suggesting that creating parity through a national plan may be difficult.
Posted: October 21, 2010, 4:00 am
The nation's largest health plan survey cites key trends in employer health plans.
Posted: August 23, 2010, 4:00 am